Votes are now being counted to determine who will be the new Saskatchewan MLA for Saskatoon Meewasin.
Polling at 50 booths across the city riding finished at 8 p.m. CST.
The seat has been empty since the death of Saskatchewan Party MLA Roger Parent on Nov. 30, 2016. The 63-year-old had represented the constituency since 2011.
Five candidates are running for the seat, including two provincial party leaders:
- Darrin Lamoureux, Saskatchewan Liberal Party.
- Ryan Meili, New Democratic Party.
- Brent Penner, Saskatchewan Party.
- David Prokopchuk, Progressive Conservative Party.
- Shawn Setyo, Saskatchewan Green Party.
The two front-runners met for a live debate on CBC Radio's Saskatoon Morning on Monday.
According to Elections Saskatchewan, there are 12,120 registered voters in Saskatoon Meewasin. More than 1,700 votes were cast at advance polls.
- EXTERNAL LINK: Polling place locator, Saskatoon Meewasin byelection